Unconstitutional if fact specific. You need to give more information about the matter for anyone to say if your rights were violated. For example, being accused and being charged are two different things so when were you charged? Did you stay in the state or did you go to another place so that you could not be tried immediately? When were you charged as opposed to when you were tried?
Answer those questions and someone may be able to tell you if your rights were violated. However, it may be way too late for you to do anything about a conviction since it has been around 14 years and most appellate time has passed.
Time alone is not unconstitutional. Thete is, for example, a real difference in the defense seeking multiple extensions and a defense that repeatedly urges going to trial but is stimied and put off.
You don't give enough facts about why it took so long. Did you have a trial or did you plead guilty/no contest? Did the state gather additional evidence during that time and then filed the case later once they had a suspect? Was this a DNA test? Lots of questions. As Mr. Pate stated, time alone does not make a conviction unconstitutional.
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